IS EASIER TO BUILD STRONG CHILDREN THAN TO REPAIR BROKEN MEN"- Frederick Douglass
THE BURNING HOUSE PROJECT. The project is so named, because the crimes committed and the negative behaviors and practices
that are perpetuated by community members themselves, are likened to a house that is on "fire". The problem is,
OUR VERY OWN LITTLE ONES are engulfed in this "fire" and the only people that can stop this cycle, are the community
members themselves. Although it is important to remember how we were initially brought into this situation (ie. slavery,
society etc.) it is vital that we should not add to our present state of stagnation in this country. All of the focus should
be on safeguarding and nurturing our little ones. THE BURNING HOUSE PROJECT was created to open up positive and constructive
dialogue, in pertinent venues, regarding this objective. WE need to PUT THE "FIRE" OUT!
Mel Blackman, Creator of THE BURNING HOUSE PROJECT, INC.
THE BURNING HOUSE PROJECT (BHP) is a unique concept geared towards changing the participant's view of consequential
thinking. Once individuals are re-focused towards the positive welfare of their very youngest children, improvements
in the atmosphere of our communities can start to take shape. BHP is done in two formats. 1.) Individual Town Hall type meetings
or 2.) A series of BHP groups, where internal community problems are put on the table and solutions to our own issues can
be discussed by the members of the group.